Monday, October 5, 2015

School News October 5-9, 2015

Congratulations!

  • To students participating in our Freshmen/Senior Mixer, and heading to clubs last week! 
  • To all SENIORS attending Info Sessions for SUNY and Potsdam, + taking the SAT! 
  • To FRESHMEN who attended the Oppnet Prep Info Session - apply now! 
  • To our Soccer Players attending the inaugural Urban Assembly League game last week, and our hard-working PSAL Soccer Team members!

Shout out to Service!

  • To Rashan Babb, Zafarou Tandiogora, Thomas Lin, Nestor and Brenda Anaya, assisting with our first Admissions Open House
  • To ROTC for support on our Meet the Staff Night
  • To Bhanuja Gauba and Jack Calle supporting at the Maker Faire


This Week at UAG


UPCOMING @ UAG!
Please check the school calendar at go.activecalendar.com/uag to connect our calendar to yours for important events coming soon, including:

*Oct 13, PSAL Basketball Tryouts for 9th and 10th Graders

*Oct 14, PSATs at UAG

*Oct 17, UAG Hiking Trip #2!

*Oct 17-18, Borough High School Fairs

*Oct 19-23, 11th Hour Week @ UAG (week before Marking Period ends):  No Clubs, “SuperGOLD” and more!

*Oct 26-30, Spirit Week @ UAG

*Oct 30, Fright Fest @ Six Flags!

Student Opportunities

Mentoring @ UAG (Grades 9-10)

The Governor's Committee on Scholastic Achievement (GCSA) matches 9th & 10th Grade students with mentors at businesses in NYC. Mentors introduce students to the professional world and different career paths to help students prepare for college and their futures. Mentors are also fun and caring, and support students throughout high school.

GCSA is a weekly program that will meet on the same day every week. Every other week, you will travel with fellow students to your mentor's workplace to meet with them. On alternate weeks, you will attend school-based after school enrichment to work on exciting projects, learn new skills, and explore opportunities in NYC. You can also anticipate opportunities to participate in trips, college visits, special events and, upon attainment of goals as the years progress, paid internships.

We will be pleased to consider you for this opportunity upon completion of this application and an interview. 10th Grade Returning Students do not need to re-do application, but do need to confirm their participation this year by emailing Ms. Hogarty at ehogarty@uagateway.org.


CSTUY Saturday Hacking Sessions Apply Now! Saturdays, 9am-12pm


CSTUY just opened applications for our Saturday Hacking Sessions.

Participants will meet every Saturday morning from 9:00 - 12:00 to work on a project of their choosing or to study a technology that interests them with a small group of their peers.

We will have mentors and instructors there to support their work and to help them reach their goals.

Due to the support of the New York Tech Community, we will be able to bring this program to the students in the city free of charge. We only ask that the participants attend regularly and stay focused on their projects.

Our first session will be Saturday September 26. The first two weeks will consist of sharing ideas and forming groups. After that, groups will spend their weeks working towards their goals. We will also have guest speakers and other special events.

More information and the application can be found here:


Email me at zamansky@cstuy.org with any questions.



Teen Tuesdays @ the NYPL Columbus Branch
Multiple Tuesdays, at 4pm, 742 10th Avenue (b/w 50th and 51st St)

Free SAT Practice Test @ COLUMBUS LIBRARY
Saturday, October 17
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Take a free SAT Practice Test - preregistration required.  See Mr. Rigney with questions! Recommended for ages 15 to 18 years old. 
Get the latest events for kids and teens by email: www.nypl.org/NYPLFamilyPrograms.


STEP Programs - New York State

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and *economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

STEP Programs provides students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components including:

There are sixty (60) STEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State. Admission to a STEP program is competitive and requires students to participate in an application process.

*Economic eligibility guidelines are determined by the state of New York. Students who are not underrepresented (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, or American Indian) must meet these income guidelines. Please click here for an economic eligibility chart: http://www.stepforleaders.org/step/about/eligibilityrequirements2013.pdf


STEP PROGRAMS New York City: http://stepforleaders.org/step/stepprograms.asp

Volunteers Wanted! Walk to End Alzheimers
Multiple Dates

Each year, thousands of volunteers across the country help us bring Walk to End Alzheimer’s to over 650 local communities in the United States. We could not do it without dedicated and passionate volunteers!
2015 Walk (s) to End Alzheimer’s:

October 18, 2015 Riverside Park, Manhattan.

Interested in volunteering? There are many ways you can help on the day of the Walk. We need volunteers for set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent, table staffing and more.

Please contact me at asookhoo@alznyc.org or visit our website http://act.alz.org/site/PageNavigator/nyc_chapter_walk_page.html.


NY Exploring Programs
Fall 2015 

Also, we are happy to announce the launch of our revamped website www.NYExploring.org! This new format should make it even easier to stay in the loop and register for programs. Please let me know if you would like a member of the Exploring team to come and present our opportunities to your students. Thank you for all you do for the students of NYC and I look forward to working with you throughout the semester!  Please note that YCC/UAG students do not pay the fee for these programs. Speak to Ms. Hogarty with questions.

American Management Association (Resume and Networking) – Tuesday, October 8th
Double Tree Suites (Hospitality) – – Tuesday, October 8th
Primeview (Technology) – Tuesday, October 15th

NY Exploring's Career Day takes place on Saturday, November 14th from 9 AM till 3 PM. The day will include guest speakers, career planning, business skills, interviewing, resume writing workshops and breakout sessions on various career fields! The event will take place at the offices ofAlliance Bernstein located at 1345 6th Ave, New York, NY 10105. This is a FREE event and lunch will be served! To register, please direct your students here for quick and easy online registration. This is a great opportunity for your students to gain valuable skills and be exposed to a variety of career fields in the course of a single day! Please let me know if you have any questions on this exciting event

High School Program at FIT

Columbia University S-PREP Program

(@ our Fall Enrichment Fair - KEEP APPLYING!)

We are currently recruiting middle and high school studentsfrom the New York City area for the 2015- 2016 academic year session of the State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) hosted by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

S-PREP is an academic enrichment program designed for students who are who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related STEM professions. Students must be New York residents who identify as minority (e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) or economically disadvantaged (see economic eligibility guidelines) enrolled in grades 7 – 12. The long range objective of the program is to increase the number of minority healthcare and STEM professionals. The program offers enrichment courses geared towards preparing students for success in math and science. The courses may include, but are not limited to the following: Anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, organic chemistry, physics, physiology, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. In addition, the program offers a SAT preparation course provided by Kaplan.

In addition to the rigorous academic schedule, the program offers mandatory college preparation and career development workshops, college counseling services, field trips and college tours.

Students enrolled in S-PREP are selected on the basis of both character and academic merit. More specifically, students are selected based on the following criteria: (1) 80% grade average, in math and science (2) A strong interest in medicine, research or STEM professions (3) The ability to commit to the course schedule and (4) A mature personality.

S-PREP demands that students attend consistently and give their best effort. Students are allowed only two unexcused absences each semester. More than two absences from the program will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Therefore, students heavily involved in other extracurricular activities or pre-college exam preparation courses should seriously consider whether or not they can commit to the program. In addition, students are expected to maintain an 80% grade average in math and science. Students will be required to submit a copy of their report card to the program quarterly.

Applications received after this date will only be considered after those submitted on time. Students who are seriously interested in S-PREP are encouraged to submit all application materials by the indicated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications should be given to Ms. Hogarty in Rm 716 by Oct 9.  


The Door
Opportunities Ongoing


We’ve spent the summer renovating our space, and we can’t wait to share it with you all! The dust is settling, and we have emerged with a beautiful new entrance, brand new classrooms and art rooms, and a magnificent new performance space, cafeteria, and kitchen.


The DOOR offers amazing free programs and services available in our new space for young people ages 12-21, including:


· Health care
· Mental health counseling
· Legal services
· Crisis intervention and services for runaway and homeless youth
· Performing and visual arts
· Recreational activities
· LGBTQ programming
· Meals
· Educational services (HSE, tutoring, college advising, etc.)
· Career training and placement
· Supportive Housing
· Broome Street Academy Charter School
· …and much more!

The Door is located at 555 Broome Street in Soho. Our brand new entrance is on the corner of Broome Street and 6th Avenue (the Avenue of the Americas). 

We are accessible via the 1, A, C, and E trains at Canal Street or the C and E train at Spring Street.


Inside the Guggenheim
October 19–November 23, 2015

Six Mondays, October 19 and 26 and November 2, 9, 16, and 23, 4:30–6:30 pm
This exciting new program gives high schoolers an exclusive glimpse into the inner-workings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Over the course of six weeks, students have the rare opportunity to visit the galleries after hours, allowing them to become experts in the hidden life of the museum. They will explore the museum's history, collection, and development of its special exhibitions. Through brief lectures, close looking, and group discussion, students will gain an understanding of how both a permanent collection and a special exhibition come into being at this unique institution.
For teens in grades 9–12.
Fee: $300, ($250 members). Financial assistance is available upon request. Registration required. For more information, e-mail teenprograms@guggenheim.org.

Pratt Institute: Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)
Deadline: Rolling until filled

Website: https://www.pratt.edu/community-outreach-programs/center-for-art-design-and-community-engagement-k-12/dice/
Description: The Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) is a design program for NYC public high school students offered by Pratt Institute. It provides students with a supportive and professional environment to explore the field of design. These after school classes include field trips, guest speakers from the NYC design community, portfolio development, and an end of year exhibit of your work. In addition to introducing the fundamentals of the design process, each class explores design from a local perspective -as a means of problem solving and change within one's community. We currently offer classes in textile/fashion, digital design, and product design. DICE students come from selected local high schools and are recommended by their art teachers or school administrators. Students are encouraged to participate yearlong, and new students are welcome to join in the spring. 
Program Dates:Wednesdays from October 7, 2015 –April 20, 2016; 5-7pm
Cost:Free
Application Available:Currently available

Deadline:Rolling until spots are filled. 

Futures and Options: Career Essentials
Deadline: October 5th

Students in the Futures and Options (F&O) Career Essentials Program participate in 12 supervised workshops that focus on communication, presentation, and workplace etiquette skills. Workshops are held in the F&O office in Manhattan’s Financial District once a week after school for two hours during a 12-week span. Participants in the program will learn interviewing skills, presentation skills, workplace etiquette, time management, and resume writing. Two career exploration field trips are included to offer students exposure to different career options. Students also have the opportunity to network and learn with fellow peers from different boroughs and high schools. NYC high school students in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply, although priority is given to 9th and 10th graders who could use additional work readiness preparation before beginning a professional internship. Participation in Career Essentials is free. The deadline to apply is October 5th. Click here for more information; click here for a program flyer. If you have additional questions, contact Corey Ogilby at cogilby@futuresandoptions.org.


New York Historical Society: Student Historian Internship
Deadline: Oct 5

Website: http://www.nyhistory.org/education/internships/high-school-internships
Description: The New-York Historical Society offers the Student Historian Internship program for high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 in the tri-state area. The New-York Historical Society is able to offer a select number of New York City high school students’ compensation for participating in the Student Historian Internship Program. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity, but unpaid internships may be offered to candidates who are not offered paid positions.
Program Dates: November 2015 through June 2016; Wednesdays from 4-6:30pm (with occasional Friday hours)
Cost: Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity.
Application Available:Currently available

Citizens' Committee for Children: 

Youth Action NYC Community Leadership Course
Deadline Oct 9

Website:http://www.cccnewyork.org/get-involved/advocacy-courses/youth-action/YCLC/
Description:The YouthActionNYC Community Leadership Course (YCLC) is offered to youth interested in affecting positive change in their communities and becoming empowered advocates for children, youth, and families. Each term, twenty-five public and private school students are immersed in the study of a particular issue where they collaboratively research and create recommendations for change. CCC's YouthActionNYC engages youth in learning the value of civic participation by practicing skills such as public speaking, written communication, and effective critical debate. Students attend weekly afternoon sessions for 10 weeks. Program activities include street polling, interviews with influential elected officials and community leaders, and visits to important community organizations. The process culminates with participants formulating policy recommendations and presenting them to community members and policy makers. Upon completion of the course, participants are invited to further develop their knowledge and skills by attending weekly sessions with YouthActionNYC members engaging in extensive community-based advocacy campaigns.
Program Dates:Fall Semester
Cost:Free w/ Stipend
Application Available: Currently available


Museum of the City of New York: Saturday Academy
Oct 9

Applications are now available for the Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). Saturday Academy is a free six-session program for students interested in American History or SAT preparation. There is no homework and all course materials are provided. Saturday Academy is open to students in grades 6-12 (only students in grades 10-12 may apply for SAT Prep). Fall 2015 courses meet on October 31, November 7, 14, & 21, and December 5 and 12, 2015. Students are expected to attend all six sessions and will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the program. Students may enroll in one or two courses. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Priority seating in all classes will be given to students who live and/or attend schools in East and Central Harlem (zip codes: 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10035, 10037, and 10039). Please apply early as space is limited. Accepted candidates will be notified by no later than October 21st. Click here for more information. Interested students can access the application here. If you have additional questions, contact Pilar Jefferson at 917-492-3387 or Saturday.academy@mcny.org. 

American Museum of Natural History: After School Program
Deadline: October 11th

Every year, the After Scholl Program (ASP) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) offers courses to NYC high school students interested in the sciences. The courses are in anthropology, astrophysics, earth science, genetics, biodiversity, and more. Each course makes use of the Museum’s unique resources through hall visits, lab and collections tours, talks and lectures by scientists, and hands-on activities. ASP offers multiple sessions throughout the school year. Each session is six weeks long, and courses meet once or twice a week from 4:30-6:30pm. Students may attend only one course per session. All ASP programs are offered free of charge. The deadline to apply is October 11th. Please click here for more information, including application instructions and the course catalog. If you have additional questions, contact Christine Calderon at ccalderon@amnh.org. 


Wildlife Conservation Society: Visionmaker NYC Challenge
Deadline: October 12th

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is currently looking for Bronx teens for its Visionmaker NYC Challenge. Students in this program will:  Discover Urban Ecology in the Bronx and NYC  Identify sustainability issues impacting you and NYC  Experiment with Visionmaker, a web-based simulation app, to improve the nature of NYC  Develop and share alternate futures for NYC  Collaborate with teens in the Human Rights Activist Project at Global Kids and the Science Career Ladder Program at the New York Hall of Science  Create a city-wide competition that challenges teens to become vision makers for NYC’s future  Review and judge competition submissions Students who complete this program will receive the following benefits:  75 hours of training and interaction over the course of the program  Access to respected experts working in the professional field of urban ecology and digital media and technology  Public transportation fees for sessions as necessary  Snacks during after-school program sessions  $125 stipend upon completion of the program To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:  Currently be enrolled in high school  Have a valid Social Security Number  Be able to complete 75 hours of instruction through after school sessions at the Bronx Zoo, once per week from 4:30-6:30pm, and 4 full-day sessions from 9am-3pm  Be able to attend the culminating challenge event on a Saturday in March (TBD) The deadline to apply is October 12th. If you have questions, email visionmaker@wcs.org. Click here for more information.


EF Global Citizen Scholarship
Deadline (priority) October 12, 2015

Apply to become an EF Global Citizen. If selected, they'll travel for free to Europe for our Global Student Leaders Summit in J‌une 2‌016, Exploring Human Rights.  Initial Deadline 10/12/15.  Final Deadline 11/6/15.  Apply through EF Facebook Page.





SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center College Fair
October 14, 2015

The SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (Bronx EOC) is hosting its annual college fair on October 14, 2015. Last year, over 40 schools from all over the country were represented, with over 700 participants. This year, GrantAnswers has been chosen as a lead partner to run scholarship workshops throughout the day. The fair takes place from 10am-3pm at the Bronx EOC, located at 1666 Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx. For more information, contact Hopeton Allen at 718-530-7018, or by email at hopeton.allen@bronx.eoc.suny.edu.


Smack Mellon Art Ready Program
Deadline October 15, 2015

Smack Mellon is currently accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Art Ready program. Art Ready is a mentorship program designed to give high school students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be a professional working in a visual arts discipline. Students will meet a wide range of artists from emerging to wellknown and be mentored by professional artists. Students who complete Art Ready will be informed, educated, and prepared to make a decision about pursuing a future career in the arts. This progress is open to students in grades 10-12 and living in NYC. Participation in Art Ready is free. TheArt Ready application is now available for next year fall.   Learn more at www.smackmellon.org.

The deadline is October 15, 2015. Students will get advance notice this year! They can apply now, think about it over the summer, or be back in touch in September. (I’ll reach out again.)
Contact:
Erin Donnelly
Programs Manager
edonnelly@smackmellon.org
Smack Mellon
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



Art Ready Application

Urban Art Beat
All Ages Open Mic Workshop, October 15, every third Thurs!

Dixon Place Theater 
161 Chrystie NY NY

Special guests from Australia's Music Industry College! Youth will be encouraged to share a piece they have been working on and give feedback to others as we foster in the next generation of mentors. Our September focus continues with Education and Youth Leadership and The School to Prison Pipeline.
These Open Mics are monthly! Join us Oct 15th and every third Thursday this fall!

Studio Museum in Harlem: Museum Internship Program
Deadline: October 19th

The Studio Museum in Harlem offers paid internships during both the summer and academic year. The Museum’s Internship Program provides high school, college, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the daily workings of a professional museum environment. Additionally, interns engaged in a series of workshops, meetings, offsite visits, and public programs. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2015 Internship is October 19th. Click here for more information and to apply.

Noguchi Museum: Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Deadline: October 21, 2015 

Website: http://www.noguchi.org/programs/education/teens
Description: The Noguchi Museum offers up to 15 high school students a school-year-long internship as members of The Museum's Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB interns learn about the Museum, gain an understanding of the different departments and concerns of an art museum, plan programs for other teens, create collaborative projects, and advise the Museum staff on teen-related matters. 
Program Dates: Mid October through late May -meets every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Cost:Free
Application Available: Currently available


American Museum of Natural History: College Fair
October 23, 2015 

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) invites all NYC high school students to its 13th annual College Fair. This fair will take place on October 23, 2015 from 5:00-7:30pm at the AMNH. Please enter the Museum at the Rose Center Entrance, which is located on W. 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Join us for a free Kaplan seminar about the college application and financial aid processes, differences between the SAT and the ACT, and a Q&A session. Click here for a program flyer with additional information, including a list of past colleges and universities that have attended. If you have additional questions, contact Christine Calderon at ccalderon@amnh.org. 


The Point: Free Photography Classes
Apply Now! 

The Point offers free photography classes for young people ages 9-18. The classes will run from September 28 through December 10, 2015. Students ages 9-13 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm; students ages 14-18 will meet either on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 4-7pm, depending on which class they register for. For more information and to apply, click here. If you have questions, contact Alicia Clarke or Tiffany Williams at 718-542-4149.

Museum of American Finance: Museum Finance Academy
Apply Now!

The Museum of American Finance is currently accepting applications for its Museum Finance Academy. The Museum Finance Academy is an eight-week financial education course offered to 11th and 12th graders. The program is offered free of charge and required no prior knowledge about finance or economics. In this course, students will be taught the basics of personal finance, including how to aspire to financial independence, develop an appreciation for savings, make financial goals and learn to avoid scams. Upon successful completion of the course, all students will receive a certificate. The top student(s) of the semester will be awarded a partial college scholarship. Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are held once per week and are offered on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00-5:30pm, and on Saturdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. For more information and to register, visit www.moaf.org.education. Click here to view a program flyer.


Apply to Wishbone
Crowdfunding your Dreams

www.wishbone.org
Browse Wishbone’s extensive program offerings to find the perfect program.
Apply to Wishbone. If accepted, we will support you in applying to the program of your choice.
We will publish your campaign to the Wishbone community so that you and your advocate can promote your campaign and reach your funding goal.
Through exclusive scholarships from program partners and negotiated corporate and foundation sponsorships, Wishbone supports your fundraising efforts.

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Arts & Justice
Deadline:November 13, 2015 

Website:http://www.bam.org/education/2014/arts-and-justice
Description: Arts & Justice is a unique interdisciplinary visual and performing arts program that encourages students to develop their artistic, decision-making, and critical-thinking skills in examining issues related to social justice in their communities. Students can choose to participate in one of two parallel tracks taught by master instructors: theater, which explores the fundamentals of writing and performing for the stage; and visual Arts, which offers instruction in the fine arts and creation of visual works for public exhibition as a positive, community-centered outlet. Students attend live performances and visit art galleries and both tracks will culminate in an informal performance and exhibition in December.
Program Dates: January-March, 2016
Cost:Free
Application Available:Currently available



WFUNA International Model UN Conference
November 10-14, 2015

Join us at the WFUNA International Model United Nations of North America. On behalf of the entire WIMUN secretariat, we would like to invite you and your school to attend the 2015 WFUNA International Model United Nations conference! The conference will take place the 10th-14th of November in New York City.

As it stands, the WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) is the most accurate simulation of the United Nations in the world. Located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the World Federation of United Nations Associations has worked closely with the UN Department of Public Information to precisely simulate the United Nations in Model UN programs and provide students with the most realistic experience possible. The WIMUN conference features intensive training workshops taught by UN officials, briefings on important agenda items by UN Agencies, and conference sessions at the United Nations Headquarters.

During WIMUN 2015, participants will have the unparalleled opportunity to debate the Post 2015 Agenda while the world’s top diplomats debate the exact same issues alongside them in the UN Headquarters during the 70th Session of the General Assembly. The conference theme, “Global Transformation: The Sustainable Development Goals,” and the selected issues on the agenda challenges all participants to engage actively with the Post-2015 Agenda and the SDGs and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the ongoing dialogue.

Yet, WIMUN also challenges students to study the United Nations on a macro and a micro-level: not only are we focused on the United Nations as a whole, but we are interested in challenging delegates to be diplomatic in every day life -- which we facilitate through consensus building. At WIMUN, students will improve in the following areas: (1) interpersonal skills; (2) professionalism; and (3) global citizenship through our workshops and simulations.

More information and registration details can be found at our website : www.wfuna.org/wimun<http://www.wfuna.org/wimun>. Registration deadline is September 15th. It would be a privilege to have your school attend!

Please do not hesitate to contact me at northamerica.wimun@gmail.com<mailto:northamerica.wimun@gmail.com> if you have any questions!

SAT/College Prep Resources!

Current SAT Student Resources (fall/winter 2015):
Redesigned SAT Student Resources (spring 2016):
Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 Resources: Here
College Planning Resources:

SUNY Discover Information Sessions in NYC. 
Click here to register for information session. Please note: each program is open to prospective students and their families, as well as school and community-based organization counselors.
Contact: Jennifer Specter, Associate Director of Recruitment Programs. Contact: Jennifer.Specter@suny.edu.

Story2
FREE College Admission Essay Resources for all NYC students

Story2 helps seniors complete selective college admissions and scholarship essays through storytelling. Please encourage your students to visit free online EssayBuilder™ tool where they will find: 7 Steps to Ace the 2015-2016 Common App, a detailed Guide to the Common Application, resources for completing the Common Application personal essays and more!


Student Scholarships and Programs
(Listed by Deadline)

FREE or VERY LOW COST Multicultural Campus Visit Programs:
10/9: University of Rochester - Visit program takes place: November 14th- 16th
10/12: Connecticut College - November 14th-16th 
10/12: Wellesley College-October 18th-19th
10/14: Tufts College - October 22nd-23rd for Engineering / October 29th-30th for Arts and Sciences
10/14 & 11/4: The George Washington University – October 22nd-23rd/November 12th-13th (For information about travel grants email smmorris@gwu.edu)
10/16: Lafayette College – November 14th
10/23: Worcester Polytechnic Institute – November 10th-11thCollege Fairs
Oct 8: CACNY/NYSACAC CBO Fair @ 351 West 18th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 3:15pm-5:30pm. Click here to register.
Oct 24: Big Apple College Fair @ Jacob Javits Center, Hall 1A, 1:00pm-4:00pm 
Oct 27: NACAC Performing and Visual Arts Fair@ Jacob Javits Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Nov 6: Campus Pride College Fair @ LGBT Community Center - 208 West 13th Street, New York NY 10011, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Nov 21: CICU's 8th Annual Latino College Fair @ Fordham University- Rose Hill Campus, 12:00am-3:45pm
Nov 14: NY Urban League HSBU Fair @ Riverbank State Park, 10:00am-3:30pm

Scholarships: 
2/1: Hometeam Scholarship- for students interested in nursing and/or home care. Scholarship program provides $2,000 in support to outstanding students. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school or home care certification program. Click here for application. 
2/15: TheDream.US Scholarship- provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at any CUNY college. Click here for more information.

Faces of America: Travel Abroad and AFS Study Abroad

http://www.afsusa.org/faces-of-america/ and 
scholarships available for summer study: http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/summer-abroad/

Since 2007, Faces of America has provided opportunities for over 1,100 students from low income and/or underrepresented communities to participate on AFS programs across the AFS network. Most recently, in 2014, the Faces of America program sent 150 students abroad to over 16 countries.

Our community partner organizations value the impact that the AFS experience has on their leadership programs’ outcomes. When students return from an AFS exchange, they are more motivated to finish school and go to college. For example, one of AFS-USA’s CBO partners, Summer Search New York City, has, over the last 7 years, helped over 250 low-income youth in NYC to go on life changing summer experiences and most importantly, to continue on to post-secondary education.


El Barrio Youth Media Center
Various Dates for Training and Internship Programs

Interested in taking FREE classes in field and studio production? Apply to our internships or trainings here. AND, check out our most recent Productions on YouTube!

Let’s Get Ready: SAT Prep Course

Apply Now! 

College is a dream that is attainable for all students. Let’s Get Ready is here to help you achieve that dream. Let’s Get Ready’s specially trained Coaches are current college student volunteers who will teach you SAT strategies to do your best on the test, help you complete the college application process, and provide you with information on
various ways to obtain financial aid. General program information:
 Offered throughout the northeast in the spring, fall and summer
 Open to juniors and seniors who have qualifying financial need
 Classes meet for 9-week terms, 2 nights per week, 3 hours per night
 Classes are taught by college student Coaches who mentor and inspire
 Students are placed in small classes, with no more than five students per Coach

Each program includes:
 30 hours of intensive instruction on the math and critical reading/writing components and sills needed for the SAT
 2 diagnostic SAT tests taken for practice to gauge student progress
 15 hours of comprehensive information and guidance regarding college selection, applications, financial aid, and scholarships
 College trips

These programs will take place at various locations throughout NYC. Click here for more information, including what classes are available and how to apply.















Harlem RBI
Apply Now! 

Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities. Harlem RBI is currently seeking students to join its afterschool programs. These programs are for students to have an opportunity to play organized baseball or softball, while also receiving academic support, joining a positive community, and getting support to reach their goals on and off the field. In addition to playing on teams, youth will meet regularly with Program Coordinators, participate in team activities, and access free tutoring, college counseling, scholarships, and more. Preference will be given to students who live and/or go to school in East Harlem or the South Bronx, since students will be expected to attend afterschool programming at Harlem RBI. If you are interested in attending, you must complete an interest form. If
you have additional questions, please contact Deborah Steinberg at dsteinberg@harlemrbi.org or at 212-722-1608.

Futures and Options: Core Internship Program
Deadline: Rolling 

The Futures and Options Core Internship Program is offered to 11th and 12th grade students from NYC high schools. Private and nonprofit businesses are welcome to join as internship partners throughout the year, and represent various employment sectors – financial, small business, technology, real estate, retail, and nonprofit. In addition to their paid internships, students will attend monthly work-readiness workshops and meet for special career development and exploration field trips. To be eligible, students must be:

 A high school students living in NYC

 16 years of age or older

 Currently in 11th or 12th grade

 Legally able to work in the U.S.

 Able to work 10-15 hours per week after school, and attend workshops and trips

Futures and Options accepts applications for the Core Internship Program on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to apply early before spaces are filled. Interested students must complete an online application and upload their resume. Select students will then be invited for an interview. Click here for additional information on how to apply. Click here for more information, or to access a program flyer. If you have additional questions, contact Christine Scarfuto at cscarfuto@futuresandoptions.org.

TechKidsUnlimited Workshop Schedule
Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU) is a technology-based educational organization, for kids ages 7 to 18 with special needs, which empowers and inspires the next generation of digital natives to learn, create, develop and share the tools of technology. TKU teaches technology to kids who learn differently.







EAST HARLEM TUTORIAL PROGRAM
EHTP wishes you all the best as you begin another school year filled with exploration, learning, and fun!

We still have open spots in our University Program, and invite your students and families to apply. Our programs are offered free of charge and operate year-round, including dynamic full-day summer programs for both middle and high school students.



MNN Youth Media Classes: aspiring media makers to produce critical content in a rapidly changing media landscape. Access to editing labs, camera, and studio equipment to produce independent projects for broadcast on MNN’s Youth Channel. To apply for classes or to register for an upcoming info session click HERE.




CSTUY Hacking Sessions : a program aimed at high school students with some programming experience, preferably in Java. We'll meet every Saturday from 9:00 am to noon to learn more about programming and to build some really cool projects.   Students interested in applying should email zamansky@cstuy.org for more information and to apply. Any participant showing financial need may apply for financial aid. Where appropriate awards will cover full tuition.   






Dreamyard Art Center

Offering nationally-recognized programming across different art forms that include theatre, poetry, dance, visual arts, photography, video, music and audio production, fashion design, and engineering. See more at: www.dreamyard.com










Brotherhood Sister Sol
512 W 143 St New York, NY
http://brotherhood-sistersol.org/

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